We provide students with the tools to identify those problems that are best solved by means of a computer and to design and implement effective, economical and creative solutions.

Why Study Computer Science at UMass Lowell?

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Undergraduate Major & Robotics Minor

The Computer Science major may be combined with a minor in Robotics. Read more, Robotics Minor program.


What's the difference between CS, computer engineering and information technology? How do I log in to the Student Information System? These questions ad more are answered on our FAQ page.


Our research labs support undergraduate and graduate students. We have close ties with regional and national high-tech companies, who employ our current students and alumni.

Courses and Requirements

Computer Science is the study of the design and use of computer systems.

The curriculum’s required courses give students a strong foundation in both the software and hardware aspects of computing, as well as the mathematics and science that underlie the discipline. The electives in the later years allow students to study a particular area of computer science in greater depth. An option in Bioinformatics is available for those wanting to focus on applications of computer science to molecular biology, biochemistry and medicine.

Program Requirements can be found in the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

Degree Pathways for CS majors:


Undergraduate Major and Robotics Minor
The Computer Science major may be combined with a minor in Robotics, giving you a strong foundation in computer science plus significant disciplinary expertise in mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and in robotics itself.
See details at the Robotics Minor program web site.

Computer Science Minor 

The Computer Science minor is primarily intended for students in the sciences, engineering or other field with a substantial quantitative component who are looking to acquire a fairly deep CS background to complement their major. A student who successfully completes the coursework gains depth in CS beyond the requirements of the student's major department.  

Application & Requirements

Students must meet all established university admissions standards as described in the online undergraduate catalog. Read more about applying to UMass Lowell on the admissions site.